Nextant Aerospace received FAA STC approval for the 400XT–the model name for its remanufactured Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP–yesterday.
Jeff Bonner Research & Development of San Antonio recently delivered the first four nacelle/cowling systems for the Nextant 400XT program by Nextant Aerospace.
Aviation Fabricators has received an STC approval for its arm-ledge/table design for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, E90, F90 and 200.
The package is designed to combine style with functionality and update the aircraft to the same look and feel as new King Air models. It also allows more usable room on the seat-service and features built-in cup holders to replace the old “flip-out” variants.
Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) has opened a new regional headquarters office in Beijing to cover the North Asia region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. According to the company it has also added local employees and strengthened its sales and marketing network in the region. The office will support all HBC operations, including maintenance.
The final feature of Hawker Beechcraft’s upgrade and enhancement program for the Hawker 4000 received FAA certification Tuesday–the “Load 20” package for the super-midsize jet’s Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite. Load 20 is a significant modification–part of a major upgrade program that all Hawker 4000s are receiving at no charge to owners–and adds long-awaited functionality to the 4000’s cockpit.
Six of ExecuJet Aviation Group’s MROs have been designated Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) authorized service centers. They include ExecuJet Aviation facilities in Lanseria and Cape Town, South Africa; Dubai, UAE; Melbourne and Sydney, Australia; and Lagos, Nigeria. A spokesman for ExecuJet, which has a total of eight maintenance facilities worldwide, said the other locations will be considered based on demand.
Nextant Aerospace brushed off a communiqué sent by Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) warning it will not provide any support for aircraft modified without the Wichita manufacturer’s “involvement or approval.” The memo specifically mentions the Nextant 400XT, a remanufactured “zero time” Beechjet with new Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.
Nextant Aerospace brushed off a communiqué sent by Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) on Friday warning it will not provide any support for aircraft modified without the Wichita manufacturer’s “involvement or approval.” The memo specifically mentions the Nextant 400XT, a remanufactured “zero time” Beechjet with new Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionic
Cleveland-based Constant Aviation received STC approval for installing the Aircell Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP) system, which provides Gogo Biz airborne broadband service, in an Embraer EMB135 corporate shuttle. The completion of this STC marks the first ever CWAP installation in an EMB135 corporate shuttle as well as the first ever such system installed in a corporate aircraft.
With Williams FJ44-3AP certification finalized on May 12, the Nextant Aerospace 400XT is on course for full approval of its remanufactured Beechjet 400A/400XP this month. At press time, FAA officials were scheduled to wrap up their flight tests by the end of last month, and Nextant president James Miller said function and reliability testing is planned to be completed by June 15. This would pave the way for STC approval by June 30.